Rahal Leads The Way On Day 3 At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda was the pace setter on day 3 of practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rahal who had a tough day on Wednesday made up for it today with a speed of 226.047MPH completing 102 laps.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet was second fastest completing 62 laps with a fastest speed 225.896MPH.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport was third fastest just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Chevrolet setting a fastest speed of 225.093MPH.
It was a great day for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam as he ended the day in fifth place with a speed of 224.929MPH ending up in fifth place just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Zachary Claman DeMelo had a fantastic day for Dale Coyne Racing in the No.19 Paysafe Honda as the Canadian ended the day in seventh place with a speed of 224.665MPH.
Helio Castroneves was eighth fastest in the No.3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet while Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet had another impressive day rounding out the top ten with a fastest speed of 224.180MPH having completed 73 laps.
Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was 11th fastest in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet was 13th fastest just ahead of AJ Foyt Raacing’s Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet who set a speed of 223.746MPH.
Sebastien Bourdais was 15th fastest in the No.18 SealMaster Honda for Vasser Sullivan Racing with Dale Coyne Racing completing 82 laps and ended the day just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Oriol Servia in the No.64 Scuderia Corsa.Monitowoc Honda. Jay Howard was 17th fastest in the No.7 One Cure Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Jack Harvey was 18th fastest in the No.60 AutoNation Meyer Shank Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the session in 19th place while Dreyaer & Reinbold Racing’s JR Hildebrand in the No.66 Chevrolet was 20th fastest but brought out a yellow flag late in the race after brushing the wall at Turn 4.
Charlie Kimball was 21st fastest for Carlin Racing with a fastest speed of 222.161MPH ending the day just ahead of 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda for Andretti Autosport who set a fastest speed of 222.979MPH. Carlos Munoz in the No.29 Ruoff Home Mortages Honda ended the day in 23rd place.
Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports was 24th fastest just ahead of Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was 26th fastest for Andretti Autosport just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet while Stefan Wilson was 28th fastest.
James Davison was 29th fastest just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Danica Patrick who set a speed of 222.216MPH in the No.13 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. Patrick ended the day just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Pippa Mann was 32nd fastest for Dale Coyne Racing ending the day just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack/Panasonic Honda.
Conor Daly in the No.17 USAF Honda for Dale Coyne Racing was 34th fastest while Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach in the No.26 Group One Thousand One Honda rounded out the order setting a fastest speed of 221.131MPH.